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The Beguiled Rated 15

The Beguiled

Dir. Sofia Coppola. USA, 2017. 1h 34m. Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, Emma Howard, Addison Riecke.

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at an all-female Southern boarding school during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Sofia Coppola ramps up the domestic and sexual tensions in her atmospherically shot book adaptation.

'Witty, menacing and steamy (in every sense), The Beguiled is an intelligent update and Coppola's best work to date. Oscars await.’ ★★★★★ Jane Crowther, Total Film

‘This is Southern Gothic at its most lush and delirious. It is also very comic in its own macabre way. Coppola conjures up a wonderfully fervid atmosphere.’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent